Apparently, WordPress has an app for blogging to their website and I am testing the capabilities of this app to see if it does live up to the ratings. From current usage as of now, this app was clearly intended for tablets with a good keyboard app such as SwiftKey and a screen size of at least 7″.
Upon inspection, it is not possible to edit current hyperlinks without inserting a new one at the cursor mark. Pictures do not have this problem and are easily removable from the post. One can easily set the position and size of the picture. However, copy and pasting pictures is a hard endeavor, even with a good keyboard app. Therefore, pictures should be inserted last unless one is 100% sure that he or she has no intention of moving that picture. Photos must be stored locally, or anything stored in the Google Android Gallery app.
All in all, this is a pretty solid application for general usage as long as one has all the pictures or videos stored locally or in the gallery app. Of course, there is always room for improvement such as more detailed interface (ie. Bullet or numbered lists). One could try syncing a keyboard and mouse, but that would defeat the purpose of traveling light with a tablet. For now, it has lived up to my most common needs of a blogging app, which might encourage me to post more often to the net.
SlimPup 3.4 is based on Lucid Puppy with the intention of emulating crunchbang. This meta-review is solely based on my live-iso experience with the distro, and most of it is positive.
Upon boot of the live environment, I am greeted with the standard puppy introduction screen for setting my locale, time, keyboard configs. After those settings are saved and Xorg is restarted, one is left with an openbox environment with a minimal conky in the lower left corner, displaying the time with a CPU and RAM usage bar. There is nothing more on the screen besides a black wallpaper.
The openbox menu is cleverly minimal, since most of the options are stashed away in the puppy control panel. Connecting to wireless access points (APs) was painless. The preinstalled apps were snappy upon launch too.
However, I had a few qualms with this distro. Although the selection is fantastic, there are too many preinstalled applications that accomplish the same function in all of the categories. Being a new user to puppy linux, I could not figure out how to uninstall their packages in spite of using the provided package manager.
The attempt to make a crunchbangified puppy linux is well done, but I believe it could be even better by being more selective with the built-in applications.
It is not as great as I would have suspected, seeing how it is developed by the same creator of KMPlayer. The internal codecs are definitely superior to KMPlayer’s internal codecs with the fact that it can playback just about anything without hiccups and without relying on external codecs. On the other hand, KMPlayer requires an external codec like CoreAVC (for less capable machines) to playback 1080P movies, videos, etc.
However, there are still two things that I would like to see before jumping onto the Potplayer bandwagon.
- Lack of subtitle options like real time playback support. Hence subtitle karaoke effects are broken. (Not very good for music videos or animes)
- Full english support, especially for the latest versions.
These impressions are currently based on PotPlayer1.5.23507beta (english version).
More info and download link available
In reply to XenonMagazine, I have tried the latest beta for PotPlayer (Daum PotPlayer 1.5.24134) and the two features I mentioned above are still lacking from Potplayer. Additionally, KMPlayer is still in active development and has a solid foundation to be on par with Potplayer. When Potplayer incorporates real-time rendering of ssa/ass subtitle support, then I would most likely replace KMPlayer with Potplayer. For those who do not need real-time subtitle support like karaoke effects, Potplayer is the obvious one step forward from KMPlayer.
Here is a better link to a more updated thread and download information for Potplayer. Link
Old news, but BTaccel recently changed their name to Torrific. In addition, Torrific started a new premium plan which allows users to have the site fetch torrents on demand and have better service overall. For the most part, Torrific is still free (basic account) for the general user.
The site is still good overall, but I still have a few qualms about the service.
1. Some sites like demonoid and BTJunkie always seem to be maxed out, which disables btaccel users from even downloading its contents even though Torrific says that they 100% completed the torrent.
2.Flaky torrent fetching. Sometimes the torrent reaches a certain percentage, then defaults to zero percent because it could not find another seeder to complete the file.
3. Flaky Torrent downloads. Whenever downloading a big file (500mb-1000mb), the connection somehow gets lost during the transfer and the direct link to that file expires. This basically means everything is for naught. This is the least bit helpful for file download managers (Jdownloader, Downthemall, etc.) for people who just want to set it and forget it so they can do better things in their day. Either Torrific likes to reset connections and rehash direct file links to torrent files for leecher-proof protection or that their server are still under heavy load from millions of torrent requests.
Torrific’s service is still good, but I doubt I’ll use it for any considerably large torrents (which are a big chunk of my torrents). Therefore, I will probably use this just for torrents around 300 mb filesizes, whatever that might be. The convenience is good when the local bandwidth is maxed out, and that is probably the only reason I would use this service.
Official website – http://www.torrific.com
Sign up is free.
“Sorry no Picture today”
One Line Synopsis: The zero duo try to prove their worth to their princess but only ended up looking for the true meaning of their crappy lives.
What started out to be a really good show turned out to be a run-of-the-mill anime that one can easily toss aside into the garbage. There are no memorable characters, except for maybe Siesta and his homosexual looking father. There was too much emphasis on boobs throughout the whole series that it lost its humor. The plot was not even epic or the driving force of the series. Only one person died and he only proved one message: “War is not glorious and kids should not be drafted into it.”
In fact, the whole 12 episodes mostly revolved around Louise and Saito struggling with their love relationships. Louise was practically the only one who struggled with confessing her love to Saito, whereas Siesta and Saito were very straightforward with it.
The anime as a whole was not too bad, but it was not very memorable. Fans of this series should probably give the first few episodes a watch. Other than that, there is really nothing much to miss except for some character development and periods of ambivalence.
Good for rentals and brain-dead days. Definitely warrants my NWmT tag, since there are definitely more memorable and better shows out there.
NwMT = Not Worth My Time
This is multilingual and contains no drivers.
I have been using this for atleast 2 weeks now and I am very satisfied with how the creator of this distro decided which parts needed to be stripped out or substituted. This release has a few minor fixes and no longer contain any errors during the installation phase (funi.dll). To keep things short and simple, here’s a link to the torrent and its list of updates.
This version includes all languages and all keyboard layouts.
After 2 weeks of usage, this version is, by far, the best xp distribution I have encountered as of now. Foreign applications (provided that the selected language is installed) works without any complications and at their utmost efficiency. Also, the image file is only 242mb. Remember that this will initially install English and that any other language will need to be installed afterwards. However, keep in mind that this distribution contains no drivers. Therefore, keep those driver discs that came with the PC (or the internet) on hand or the geniune XP disc for drivers.
Booting XP took less than 5 seconds for me (dual-core AMD pc with one gig of DDR2 ram). With East Asian languages installed, foreign programs worked flawlessly except for “Concealed the Conclusion” (a doujin game).
Check the link below for more information on what has been taken out and a link to the torrent.
The patch was released just today from mirror moon. I just gave it a test run and there seems to be no issues so far. At least now anyone who doesn’t know japanese can enjoy this great fighter game to its fullest extent.
After using this firewall for months now, I am currently impressed and satisfied with it. Filseclab Personal Firewall is an open-source personal firewall that feels and acts like Sygate Personal Firewall in the way that this program does not nag the user with irritating alert boxes for every single program execution *cough* ZoneAlarm *cough*. Nonetheless, the program itself looks professionally retro without the bells and whistles (bloatware) of other firewalls. If one were to compare this program to other firewalls, I would say that it is a mix of comodo firewall and sygate without all the crap and *cough* bitchiness.
As of right now, I could not find any flaws or complaints about this free program.
- Feature-rich essentials
- Clean interface
- Built-in rules = less annoyances
- Intuitive/User Friendly
- Small Memory Footprint (5mb)
- Small Installation size (~5mb)
- Not enough bitchiness? (could always alter the settings to make it more bitchy but not recommended)
Overall, I would recommend this firewall (hands down too) to anybody who is looking for a free, efficient, and user-friendly firewall.
Filseclab Persona Firewall: http://www.filseclab.com/eng/products/firewall.htm
After being recommended this site for music suggestions, I am thoroughly surprised at the accuracy of the suggested bands and movies that I would like. In addition to the suggestions, tastekid sometimes has a little chunk of information and a youtube video about the article of choice. Honestly, this truly beats the hours of listening to new bands or leaving the browser open for Pandora radio.
Tastekid is basically an information aggregation that collects information and suggestions from users about their tastes in relation to the bands/movies/books that they liked.
The only flaw at the moment is the fact that tastekid does not have a very diverse library on anime, books, or movies since the main focus of the site is for music recommendations. Despite this flaw, I highly recommend this site to those who would like to explore their interests and taste new music or entertainment.